50 Happy Things

Posted: December 19, 2016 in Uncategorized
  1. My husband. Handsome and true
  2. Freya. Our foundling kitty
  3. My sisters. Two of “The Sisters Three”
  4. Snow
  5. Sun
  6. Crunching leaves in the fall
  7. An evening with friends
  8. Aerobics
  9. Yoga
  10. My friends at Aerobics and Yoga
  11. Thoughts of my parents – deceased just this year
  12. Sewing
  13. Gardening
  14. Reading
  15. Traveling
  16. Did I mention traveling?
  17. Hiking
  18. Cooking – not baking
  19. Birds of ALL kinds
  20. The sound of water – lakes, rivers, the ocean
  21. My friend’s cabin in Colorado
  22. My friend in Colorado
  23. Polka dots
  24. The color green
  25. Or red
  26. Candlelight
  27. Lavender
  28. Black and white photos
  29. Coffee
  30. Tea
  31. Tennis
  32. Velvet
  33. My best friend’s children
  34. A good pair of reading glasses
  35. Rain! Oh, yes I love rain.
  36. Touching base with old friends on Facebook
  37. Audiobooks
  38. Clean sheets, dried in the sun
  39. Wearing sweatpants all day
  40. A good haircut
  41. Laughing children
  42. The call of a raven
  43. A blue heron in flight
  44. The sound of crickets
  45. Drums
  46. Dancing, dancing, dancing
  47. My writing desk – three stories up in the trees
  48. Christmas garlands
  49. Horses
  50. Seltzer water

Here’s how this works: set a timer for 15 minutes; timing this is critical. Once you start the timer, start your list. The goal is to write 50 things that made you happy in 2016, or 50 thing that you feel grateful for. The idea is to not think too hard; just write what comes to mind in the time allotted. You may find that if you use numbered mode, and just type what comes to mind, like me you will have enough time for more than 50. When the timer’s done, stop writing. Finish whatever sentence you’re on, but don’t add more. If you haven’t written 50 things, that’s ok. If you have more than 50 things and still have time, keep writing; you can’t feel too happy or too grateful! Add the photos, links, instructions, etc after you finish the list––the timer doesn’t matter for getting these details down; it applies to the list itself.

To join us for this project: 1) Write your post and publish it (please copy and paste the instructions from this post, into yours) 2) Click on the blue frog at the very bottom of this post. 3) That will take you to another window, where you can paste the URL to your post. (folks have trouble with this, but it’s not that hard. 4)Follow the prompts, and your post will be added to the Blog Party List. Please note: the InLinkz will expire on January 3, 2017. After that date, no blogs can be added. Scan to the bottom of this post to find the inlinkz.

Please note that only blog posts that include a list of 50 (or an attempt to write 50) things that made you feel Happy or 50 things that you are Grateful for, will be included. Please don’t add a link to a post that isn’t part of this exercise; Dawn will remove it. Aside from that one caveat, there is no such thing as too much positivity. Share your happy thoughts, your gratitude; be creative; be happy and grateful, and help us flood the blogosphere with both!

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  1. What a great list!

    Your inlinkz isn’t a live link. I right clicked on the blue frog symbol and then pasted onto my own blog, and it seemed to work for me. Good luck!

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  2. Dear Alicia,

    I see that many of our gratitudes matched. You are also one of those Fictioneers I’m very thankful for.
    BTW when you insert the inLinkz code you’ll need to go to text mode on your edit page. That should be at the top right of the page. Just click text, find where you want the frog and copy and paste the code. Go back to visual mode and, voila, it should be there. Hope that helps. (I had a rough time at first. Madison had to walk me through it with screen shots. 😉 )




    • Thanks! I’ve been doing FF for so long it’s automatic with Mr. Froggie. Starting over hurt my brain. I, too,count you among my many blessings. Cheers to you, my dear.

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  3. Wonderful list, Alicia and so glad you joined in! I appreciate you each week at FF. xo

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  4. Dale says:

    Love your list Alicia! Wonderful to read you whether FF or here!
    Happy New Year!

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  5. I really like your list Alicia, sounds like you’ve had a tough year but are still able to appreciate so much in the world. Wishing you all the very best for 2017

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